Papillary tumour of the pineal region

Department of Neurosurgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, UK.
British Journal of Neurosurgery (Impact Factor: 0.96). 03/2008; 22(1):116-20. DOI: 10.1080/02688690701583794
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Papillary tumour of the pineal region (PTPR) is a relatively new and rare pathological entity, which appears to run a spectrum of clinical courses. We add another case with detailed description of the clinical course documented with serial imaging over the total of 7 years. In accordance with previous reports we recommend total surgical resection with subsequent focal radiotherapy. Clinical and radiological follow up of the entire cerebrospinal axis is mandatory.

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